Defense

November 4, 2013

AFSC, Boeing reach enterprise partnership agreement

Micah Garbarino
Tinker AFB, Okla.

The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter.

The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield is the first center-wide partnership agreement implemented since the stand up of the Air Force Sustainment Center in June 2012.

“Public-private partnerships allow government organizations and private industry to work as a team, bringing unique capabilities to the mission and warfighters, whether that’s technology infusion, new innovation to equipment and processes or advanced skills and knowledge gain to the workforce,” said Earl Williams, an AFSC Logistics Directorate Program analyst, who, along with Shannon Wagner, works partnership agreements for the AFSC.

For nearly a year, Williams and Wagner negotiated and collaborated the Boeing partnership with a team of public-private partnering experts from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Ogden Air Logistics Complex and Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to standardize the partnering process across the center.

Before the Air Force Materiel Command implemented its five-center construct, each AFMC air logistics complex would enter into individual partnership agreements based upon†its requirements. These agreements took anywhere from 12 to 16 months to complete. With the enterprise partnering agreement in place, each of the three logistics complexes, which are part of the AFSC, can execute implementation agreements with Boeing and bring workload into the ALCs in a much shorter amount of time.

“We anticipate the new standard partnering process will shave 8-10 months off of the time it has historically taken to put partnering agreements in place. Now that this standard process has been implemented across the AFSC enterprise, there will be one team negotiating these agreements as opposed to three separate negotiation activities,” said Wagner.

These local implementation agreements are part of the partnership agreement and will be specific to each complex capability. Agreements can cover a wide array of services from software, commodities, to technology infusions. There are many possibilities.

While this is the first enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement that the AFSC has entered, the organization is currently working toward additional agreements with major private industry partners.




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